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'His Princess': An Arthurian Family Drama


Modesty movements in the United States have begun to rely on a fragmented and bowdlerized pastiche of Arthuriana to enforce the chastity of adolescent girls and elevate the status of fathers. The Purity Ball, which functions as the official public ceremony of modesty movements, inscribes the young girl's body as a holy grail with the power to heal her father's wounded manhood.